Poplin Farms

albemarle, nc

Month: April 2018

Market Stuff for April 28.

I’ll be at the  Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow ’til 1.

I have lettuce, kale raab, plenty of curly kale & chard, a few bunches of red and gold beets, a little red kale and some carrots.

Garden plants in 4″ pots: a variety of heirloom tomato plants, edible flowers, lots of chamomile and a few lemon balm (for tea), parsley, a few oregano and sage.

Our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef – We’re doing 20% off these cuts: stew beef, cube steak, brisket, all roasts, ribeyes and strips.

We also have skirt steak, sirloin steak, osso bucco, short ribs, soup bones, liver, and the last of the andouille sausage, \hot dogs (skinny and quarter pounder), sliced corned beef, and sliced pastrami made from our 100% grass fed Angus beef, no added nitrates or nitrites.

Ground beef special – Buy 5, Get 1 free.

Bulk pricing on our beef: quarters, halves and wholes – $3.50 lb hang weight plus the cost of processing.

This is where I stuck 2 rows of early potatoes, spur of the moment style, back in March when we had enough of a break in rain to be able to till the ground. The plot I had planned for potatoes is red clay, and was not dry enough to till, but this little strip was so we fit about 40 lbs in here. I  took this picture when I was cultivating, the left side is done and weeds turned under, and getting ready to cultivate the right side, and bury the little potato plants that are popping up.

These blades skim right below the surface of the dirt to cut off weeds and there are tines on the front that can be used to hill the potatoes. I use this tractor to cultivate the potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, okra and beans.

Thinking of beans, does anyone want edamame? Some years it sells great and others I wish I hadn’t bothered. I think I’ll plant enough for us because we love it, but I was wondering about a market crop.

Ok, see you tomorrow!!

Market Stuff for April 21.

 

Kale raab, just like broccoli raab.

I’ll be at the  Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow ’til 1.

I have lettuce, kale raab (yum!), plenty of curly kale & chard, a few bunches of red and gold beets, a little red kale.

Garden plants in 4″ pots: sungold cherry tomatoes, a few heirloom tomato plants (lots more next week), edible flowers, chamomile (for tea), parsley and sage. I’ll have some hibiscus plants (for tea), cutting celery, oregano, thyme, basil, etc. soon.

Our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef – We’re doing 20% off these cuts: stew beef, cube steak, brisket, all roasts, ribeyes and strips.

We also have filet, skirt steak, flat iron, sirloin steak, osso bucco, short ribs, soup bones, liver, and the last of the andouille sausage, hot dogs (skinny and quarter pounder), sliced corned beef, and sliced pastrami made from our 100% grass fed Angus beef, no added nitrates or nitrites.

Ground beef special – Buy 5, Get 1 free.

Bulk pricing on our beef: quarters, halves and wholes – $3.50 lb hang weight plus the cost of processing.

The wind has been insane.

That happened 🙁

Shane hasn’t really said if it can be fixed. Luckily it’s not the house the tomatoes are in so we technically don’t have to fix it until fall.

He’s still working on wrapped bales for winter feed.

See you tomorrow <3

Market Stuff for April 14.

I’ve been getting inquiries about when I’ll have wheat again, here’s an update! That’s it right there, hard red winter wheat. Looks great.

I’ll be at the  Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow ’til 1.

I have EVEN MORE lettuce, beet greens, LOADS of curly kale & chard, red and gold beets, parsley bunches, a little red kale and some plants in 4″ pots: chamomile (for tea), parsley and sage. I’ll have some tomato plants next week then more tomato plants in the coming weeks, along with other herbs, etc.

Our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef – We’re doing 20% off these cuts: stew beef, cube steak, brisket, all roasts, ribeyes and strips.

We also have filet, skirt steak, flank, flat iron, sirloin steak, osso bucco, short ribs, soup bones, liver, the last of the beer brats, and the last of the andouille sausage, hot dogs (skinny and quarter pounder), sliced corned beef, and sliced pastrami made from our 100% grass fed Angus beef, no added nitrates or nitrites.

Ground beef special – Buy 5, Get 1 free.

Bulk pricing on our beef: quarters, halves and wholes – $3.50 lb hang weight plus the cost of processing.

It’s already time…

off he goes to rake hay. Reminds me of the fair coming to town 🙂

Those ferris wheelie things lower down to rake the hay into windrows.

The windrows are a continuous circle spiraling inward and I used to love to gallop them like a racetrack…until I saw that my trusty steed would somehow always poop on the actual hay row. Oops.

It’s not warm enough to get this dry, so it’s being baled wet and wrapped in plastic for this winter’s baleage, as we speak.

…meanwhile…

I couldn’t resist. It’s really running and I love that sound. Soon the creek will dry up for the summer and it’ll be hot as blazes. This is my window!!!!

This is also why I didn’t  pre-bunch much of my greens and I’ll probably be in the weeds tomorrow haha. I apologize in advance.

See ya tomorrow!

 

Market Stuff for April 7.

Planting sweet corn!

I’ll be at the  Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow til 1

I have some really pretty butter and bibb lettuce, spinach, LOADS of curly kale & chard, a little red kale and sweet potatoes.

One of my favorite dressings, especially for kale salad, is  just 3T each of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, the juice of half an orange, 1 1/2 T honey and 1/2 t sea salt.

We’re doing 20% off these cuts tomorrow: our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus stew beef, cube steak, brisket, all roasts, ribeyes and strips.

We also have osso bucco, skirt steak, the last of the beer brats, and the last of the andouille sausage, hot dogs (skinny and quarter pounder), sliced corned beef, and sliced pastrami made from our 100% grass fed Angus beef, no added nitrates or nitrites.

Ground beef special – Buy 5, Get 1 free.

Bulk pricing on our beef: quarters, halves and wholes – $3.50 lb hang weight plus the cost of processing.

Kellogg’s Breakfast tomatoes in 3/4″ soil blocks. Potting up into 4″ pots.

I started all my plants in soil blocks this year, to get away from using all that plastic. I used 2″ blocks for the onions and 3/4″ blocks for everything else, which will fit 60 plants to a flat instead of my usual 36.

I’ll have tomato plants for sale in a few weeks! Herbs and flowers too. And other stuff!

Finally, greener  pastures 🙂

See you tomorrow!

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